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4 Signs It’s Time To Check Up on Your Furnace


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We all know what it’s like to have a bad day. Now, imagine having your furnace quit in the middle of winter! The easiest way to avoid this issue and increase the life span of your system is to schedule annual maintenance with our Waldrop team. Continue reading to learn what to look for and how our team can deliver the DIFFERENCE this season!

Age of Your System

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The age of your system itself is an easy telling point that your furnace may begin to have problems or even needs replacing. Once a furnace hits the 10-year mark, it is ideal to start searching for a new system for your home. Many homeowners opt for a newer electric option because their life spans range from 20 to 30 years, compared to the traditional 15 to 20 years of a natural gas furnace.

Increasing Utility Bills

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If you see a steady increase in your utility bills each month, it is typically a sign something isn’t working correctly. Although, it is important to consider the age of your system. If your system is around the 10-year mark, you may consider replacing it, especially if the cost of your next repair is half the amount of a new furnace. However, once your furnace reaches 15 years, it struggles to distribute heat throughout your home evenly. As a result, your system works harder and causes a rise in utility bills.

Inconsistent Temperatures

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Fluctuation in temperature throughout your home indicates that you need a technician to diagnose the problem. Annual maintenance visits will ensure that your system is working properly and efficiently to prevent uneven heat distribution throughout your home. A noticeable and dramatic shift in temperature is typically a sign that your furnace is aging and may need to be replaced. As your system ages, it loses its ability to distribute heat evenly throughout your home and becomes less efficient.

Unusual Noises

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It is typical to begin hearing noises as your home ages. However, once your furnace starts to make noises such as rattling, popping, humming, and screeching, you will know something is off. Each noise has an individual issue attributed to it that our technicians can diagnose quickly.

Schedule Furnace Maintenance Today

The life span of your system is not limited to these signs; however, being aware of these indicators will help you know when it’s time to check up on your system. One of the easiest ways to experience the difference this season is to schedule a furnace checkup with our team!

Call (864) 541-0447 to schedule an appointment with our team today.

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